Creative Technology Ltd today announced the new Creative HN-900 noise-canceling headphones, a set of full-size active noise-canceling headphones that can reduce ambient noise by up to 85% and comes with a detachable cable with in-line microphone for voice communication on the iPhone. Shut out the din in the air cabin or make clear voice calls on the iPhone with the Creative HN-900 noise-canceling headphones. The concealed microphones in the ear-cups pick up surrounding noises and these are electronically negated, effectively reducing the noise by up to 85%. With the absence of unwanted sound, the finely-tuned 40mm Neodymium drivers allow details of music or entertainment to be revealed. The Creative HN-900's audio cable also comes with an in-line microphone and switch for a convenient one-click call function for voice communication on the iPhone. This cable can be detached from the headphones and the noise-canceling feature turned on - great for times when users want a quiet and peaceful rest. If the headphones run out of battery power, they can still be used in the passive mode without the noise-cancellation function. The Creative HN-900 is a solid performer, ensuring a quiet backdrop for users' entertainment and communication needs. Key Features of the Creative HN-900 Noise-Canceling Headphones Effective ambient noise reduction by up to 85% The headphones cable comes with gold-plated plugs that are compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod and most media players for music support. The detachable cable also comes with in-line microphone and switch for a convenient one-click call function for voice calls on the iPhone Powerful 40mm Neodymium magnet drivers produce superior music listening experience & voice calls Dual-mode usage allows the headphones to serve as active noise-cancellation function for up to 40 hours by a single AAA alkaline battery or in passive mode without power Comes with airplane adapter for in-flight entertainment Compact flat-fold design ideal for business trips and vacations Technical Specifications of the Creative HN-900 Noise-Canceling Headphones Headphones: 40 mm Neodymium magnet drivers Frequency Response of 20Hz ~ 20kHz Noise Reduction Level of -18dB (85%) Impedance of 290ohms* Sensitivity at 1kHz of 100dB/mW* Microphone: Type of Omni-directional Frequency Response of 100Hz ~ 10kHz Impedance of <2.2kohms Sensitivity at 1kHz of -38dBV/Pa General: Cable length of 1.5m detachable with inline microphone Battery life of up to 40 hours from 1 x AAA alkaline battery. Duration may vary depending on temperature and condition of use Product weight of 168 grams * Specifications measured in active Noise Cancellation mode Pricing and Availability The Creative HN-900 noise-canceling headphones will be available at the online store at creative.com/shop in Asia and authorised dealers in Asia from end Nov 2011 onwards at the suggested retail price of US $99.99.